Text Messaging Usage Decline For the First Time Ever


Down from an average of 696 texts sent a month to 678 texts, cell phone companies are blaming Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s messenger application. Not to worry, cell phone companies will find some other way to charge you for not texting as much.

Read more at nytimes.com.

13 Comments

  1. JustGotRobbed

    November 12, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Because every Android user (which is a majority of smartphone users) uses the superior Google Talk, which blasts every device you have logged in to your Google account, but only continues on the device you’re using.

  2. SkilledDayLabor

    November 12, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Text Messaging Usage Declines, Thanks Interrobang!?

  3. sterlingblue

    November 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I am certain this is a return to Blackberry messenger….

  4. Pool Keepers Son

    November 13, 2012 at 12:37 am

    My daughter got her phone taken away last month for bad grades, those numbers will go back up as soon as she gets it back

  5. shrekkalove

    November 13, 2012 at 1:34 am

    I’ve never text more in my life.

    • shrekkalove

      November 13, 2012 at 1:34 am

      Oh, sorry, I meant sext.

  6. FLprodivider66

    November 13, 2012 at 4:32 am

    My interest in texting dropped off considerably since the invention of the Ibang 🙂

  7. bagpiper

    November 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

    r u kiddin

  8. jerkstoresean

    November 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Cell phone companies are now urging you to please text and drive

  9. jerkstoresean

    November 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Cell phone companies are now urging you to please text and drive to help the numbers get back up

  10. DirectorSasha

    November 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Sexting is up…and so am I

  11. Docintoxicated

    November 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Looks like Brett Favre learned his lesson.

  12. RFGvac

    November 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I text WAAAAAAAY less than I used to.  I guess it’s because it’s not so new anymore.  Or maybe I don’t have much to say.  Or maybe no one likes me anymore…